Detroit Riots

Fifty Years Since the 1967 Detroit Riots Meet the Cast Bringing the Civil Unrest to the Big Screen
It’s been fifty years since the Detroit riots rocked the city in the summer of ’67, but some of these themes feel all too familiar. Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow [The Hurt Locker, and Zero, Dark Thirty] tells the powerful story of one of the darkest moments during civil unrest in her new film Detroit. Centered around the murders of three African-American teens at the Algiers Motel, this gripping crime drama has a strong ensemble cast including John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Laz Alonso, Tyler James Williams and Ben O’Toole. Risen talked with the cast about meeting the men behind their characters, working without a full sacript, and the emotional subject matter.
Interviewed for Risen Magazine in Beverly Hills, California
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